Lancing mourns loss of much-loved medic

Tony King (left) playing in the Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra in the late 1970s
Tony King (left) playing in the Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra in the late 1970s

A DOCTOR, councillor and devoted family man who inspired generations to learn music has died of heart failure at the age of 83.

Dr Harold ‘Tony’ King, died in bed on Tuesday, July 16, at his home in Crabtree Lane, Lancing

Tony loved music and learnt the trumpet at Battersea Grammar school, which was evacuated to Worthing during the war.

He gained a scholarship to Berkhamstead Boarding school in Hertfordshire where he learned the French horn and captained the 2nd rugby fifteen.

For the full story see the Lancing Herald, out Thursday, August 1.